Cycling & Eating The Mekong River

In late 2009 I embarked on a ten-month bike ride up the Mekong River in South East Asia. The Mekong is one of the world’s great rivers. From its humble beginnings, high in the mountains of the Tibetan plateau, it flows some 3000 miles, snaking its way through South East Asia, before reaching its conclusion in the South China Sea.

As ever food was at the heart of this journey and using the river as the structure for my trip, I explored the vital role this fascinating waterway plays in the culinary culture and everyday existence of the people of South East Asia. Use the links below to explore this Hungry Cyclist Food Adventure in full.

  • The Food Of The Mekong – Gallery

    South East Asia is a food-lovers paradise and as I pedaled alongside the Mekong through the landscapes of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and China, from the seat of my bicycle, I was able explore the origins, influences and defining characteri...

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  • The Faces of The Mekong – Gallery

    “Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.” Victor Hugo Other than close encounters with angry dogs, truck drivers, dire loneliness and dysentery cycling up The Mekong river in South East Asia could hard...

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